Oooh sometimes in my dairy-free, wheat-free – mostly sugar-free life – I allow myself a wee treat or two.

This week I found two ‘naughty’ items at my local organic grocer that sparked my imagination. First, presto-ready coconut whipped cream in a can – at the push of a nozzle!:


Secondly, natural pumpkin-spice marshmallows:


So I decided to make this scrumptious Halloween Hot Chocolate:



Halloween Hot Chocolate Recipe – Dairy-Free, Reduced Sugar

Heat a mug’s worth of your choice of almond, coconut, cashew, hemp milk etc. in a small saucepan

Whisk in about a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder:



Then sweeten with a tiny spoonful of KAL Stevia:



And if I want to mask the stevia taste, I add about this much non-GMO Xylitol:


Drop a few marshmallows in the mug (to support the whipped coconut cream):


Lastly, top with the whip cream, some shaved chocolate and a few more marshmallows:


And YES. This really does taste as good as it looks!

The marshmallows and the coconut whipped cream both contain sugar, but by using stevia/xylitol to sweeten the hot chocolate, we do avoid a considerable amount (versus a ‘normal’ hot chocolate).

Dairy-Free Halloween Hot Chocolate

6 thoughts on “Dairy-Free Halloween Hot Chocolate

  • My favorite of hot chocolate are made of

    – rice milk (which is naturally sweet enough)
    – coconut oil
    – unsweetened cacao,
    – pinch cinnamon
    – sunwarrior chocolate rise protein.

    mix it in a blender and enjoy – without any guilty consciences! 🙂

  • I recently read an article that pretty much all plant-based protein powders contain high levels of arsenic and heavy metals (Consumer Reports). In your book you recommend vegans supplement with hemp protein powder, but I don’t see it as a safe alternative. Would love your thoughts.

  • Thank-you for this great recipe! Soooo much healthier than ANYTHING out there that it seems everyone is drinking. Some of the stuff that people I work with put in their bodies makes me cringe! No wonder most of the lunch conversation revolves around Dr. visits, miserable chronic conditions, and surgery. You site is a haven of sanity and true health! Thanks!

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